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We start with a black U.S. Army general who, in the beginning, looks like a good, respectable possibility for a black president. No scandals in his past at all.But The ChessmasterThe Man and his evil organization get to the general and leave him brainwashed. Right when he's supposed to be announcing his candidacy, he gives up his dream of politics to run a chain of fried chicken restaurants. It's evil fried chicken, too, but we don't learn that immediately.The good secret organization, The BROTHERHOOD, needs to stop this before it goes any farther. But to do that, they must call the great Blaxploitation hero Undercover Brother. Undercover Brother is stuck in The Seventies, but he knows kung fu.Undercover Brother is asked to infiltrate the evil Organization undercover. He is given a watch that sprays hot sauce to fight off the potential evil of mayonnaise on white bread. But, once on assignment, he meets an incredibly beautifulblonde who appears to be trying to befriend him, and things go bad...Based on a Web Animation.
Lance gestures to a guard and says "Come on!" to a guard before killing him.
Also spoofed during the pre-fight posturing between Undercover Brother and Mr. Feather. They both resort to increasingly elaborate gestures, trying to one-up the other. Undercover Brother wins. And all to the sound of "Beat It".
Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: The title character changes his clothes while jumping through a window. At other times he, Sistah Girl and Penelope Snow change their outfits by having their outer tearaway clothing ripped off of them (or ripping it off themselves).
Parodied and justified when a pair of mooks drive a golf cart into a gas main.
During a chase scene a Mook's motorcycle crashes and immediately bursts into flames.
Everything Is Racist: The belief of Conspiracy Brother. It's really something that he's in a movie where there really is a white conspiracy run by The Man to keep black people down, and he still comes off as crazy.
Fighting with Chucks: The title character knows how to use nunchucks as part of his martial artist skills. He also hits himself in the nuts while using them during his fight with Mr. Feather. This may have been a subversion, since the look on his face as Feather charges indicates it was a trick.
Five-Man Band with UB as the Sixth Ranger. Totally Lampshaded. I mean, The Chief, Smart Brother, Lance, Sistah Girl. The only one that doesn't fit is Conspiracy Brother as the Big Guy, which is probably why they need Undercover Brother in the first place.
Instant Costume Change: Undercover Brother jumps out of a window while dressed in what can be best described as a nerd disguise. On the other side, he comes out in his normal attire, complete with afro.
Nobody Touches the Hair: Undercover Brother is very protective of his Afro, including telling Sista Girl, "Don't touch the hair!"; telling Conspiracy Brother, "Don't touch the 'fro!", and beating up Mr. Feather when he cuts off a piece of it: "You mess with the 'fro, you got to go."
No Party Given: An in-universe discussion of this takes place when the characters muse what party the General will run for President as.
The Precarious Ledge: While infiltrating the Mega Corp. Multinational Inc., the title character must make his way along a ledge high up on the outside of a building in order to reach a room where he can download information from a computer.
White supremacist Mr. Feather constantly seems to have to battle to suppress an urge to be one of these. This causes him some stress.
You see what's happening, don't you?! How we're being corrupted by their hipper-than-thou fashion and cool slang you can't help but use?!
At the end The Man as well.
Punch Catch: Sistah Girl to Conspiracy Brother when he tries to punch Lance in the face.
Punched Across the Room: White She Devil to Sistah Girl and Undercover Brother to Mr. Feather, both times with a kick.
Rant Inducing Slight: Conspiracy Brother is prone to these at the mention of words so innocuous as "hello".
Rasputinian Death: Mr. Feather is dropped out of a helicopter over the ocean. Just before falling hundreds of feet (the impact alone of which would've killed him instantly) a great white shark leaps out of the water, and eats him.
Reverse Mole: White She Devil, when The Man's guards catch the BROTHERHOOD infiltrators in the Communications Room.
Sickening Crunch: Subverted. Undercover Brother is about to stomp a Mook who's lying on the ground. We see him stomp and hear a horrible crunching sound as he twists his foot but we don't actually see the stomp connect. Just when you think he's smashed the Mook's head in, the camera looks down and we see that he actually smashed a bag of potato chips. This doesn't make the mook any happier, as he moans that he had just bought them.
Strawman Political: Parodied like everything else. Conspiracy Brother snaps "What have the Republicans ever done for black people?!" Smart Brother then lists a few of the things Republicans have done for black people, and seems ready to continue, only for Conspiracy Brother to interrupt with "Fine, fine, list two things Republicans have done for black people lately!"
In all fairness, though, Smart Brother only said one thing: that the Republicans were the party of Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Even then, Lincoln was still an ardent supporter of segregation, and only freed the slaves to cripple the Confederacy by robbing them of their entire labor force.